Nearly two thirds (63%) of 11 to 18-year-olds say the environment and climate change is one of their most important issues for the country.
The finds come from a new YouGov survey commissioned by the Eating Better Alliance to find out if eating habits were changing among teenagers in response to growing concerns around meat and climate change.
While 29% of 11 to 18-year-old meat eaters surveyed want to reduce their meat consumption, they are not finding this easy to do, as 84% eat meat three times a week or more. A quarter of the 18-year-olds surveyed are vegan or vegetarian.
In terms of priorities for the consumer group, the environment and climate change is ahead of the UK leaving the EU (54%) and healthcare (42%) – 76% of 18-year-olds consider the environment and climate change to be one of their top issues, compared to 66% of 11-year-olds.